This was a tangible way we could talk about Vidharshan with Elias – that he was a little boy, just like him. They even had the same shirts!
Elias thought it was so cool. Both boys have grown. But the shirt still fits them both.
That picture of Vidharshan was such a sweet reminder to me that sponsorship impacts the lives of children, their families and their communities. I also couldn’t help but think about Vidharshan’s mom. I wonder if she knew that they would be taking Vidharshan’s picture that day, and if she intentionally had him wear that shirt. (That’s so something I would do.) Or was it just coincidental, being that he only has a few shirts to call his own.
Either way, I pray that every time he sees that shirt, he knows that he is loved and prayer for by a family on the other side of the world.
If you sponsor a child with World Vision, or another organization like it, will you take time this weekend to write to your sponsor child? Make it a family affair. Color pictures. Print photos. Your letters make a difference. I’m sad to say we haven’t done this in awhile, but receiving that update from Vidharshan really lit a fire in me to make this a priority.
And if you don’t sponsor a child, I pray that you will consider doing so.
Peace be with you this weekend.